Arkin — who most recently recurred as How to Get Away With Murder baddie Wallace Mahoney — will guest-star on a May episode of the NBC comedy as Grant North, Maxine’s dad. Described as a formal, exacting man, Grant comes into town for Maxine’s graduation and needs Jerrod’s help after having a painfully honest conversation with his daughter.
The actor’s extensive TV résume also includes roles on Fargo, State of Affairs, Justified and Sons of Anarchy.
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* Netflix’s animated comedy F Is For Family has been renewed for a second season, creator and star Bill Burr announced on Twitter Friday.
* A bit of housekeeping over at Fox: Megyn Kelly’s first primetime special, originally scheduled for May 23, will now air Tuesday, May 17, at 8/7c, followed by the series premiere of dating show Coupled. Hotel Hell will now kick off Season 3 on Tuesday, May 24, at 8/7c.
* Hollywood power couple Kurt Sutter and Katey Sagal will appear at this year’s ATX Television Festival, running June 9 to 12 in Austin, for a conversation about their careers and collaborations, including Sons of Anarchy and The Bastard Executioner, Deadline reports.
* Hallmark Channel has renewed When Calls the Heart for Season 4.
* BBC America announced Friday that its five-part thriller Thirteen will premiere Thursday, June 23, at 10/9c. The drama stars Jodie Comer (Doctor Foster) as Ivy Moxam, a young woman who upends her family’s life when she escapes from the cellar that had been her prison for 13 years.